Opened my gmail
account today so as soon as I can figure out how to import all of your addresses, I'll be needling ya'll via the latest- Gmail!!!!!
By the way send me your mailing address.
I'd like to send you a copy of a photo that Jimmy Dean
sent me of Beaverteeth
outside The Bitter End http://www.bitterend.com/photos.html
with B.J.Thomas http://members.aol.com/Sing4usBJT/BJThomas.html
.Man we had a blast!RODNEY JUSTO
Robert---I was talking to Rodney
last night and he mentioned something
needing some photos to send to you of us at the Bitter End
in New York,
here are a couple.
The first one, left to right: Rodney
, David Adkins
, John Rainey Adkins
, me (Jimmy Dean), Charlie Silva
, and our piano player at the
(who's name I cannot for the life of me remember right now. Rodney
have no problem with that).Jimmy DeanRODNEY
"The guy on the right is John Stroll
,a studio musician from New York,who left to go work with Barry Manilow
We told him things like "why would you leave a good gig to go play with a guy who had 1 hit?"
The lovely Jimmy Dean
called me last night (I told him I had to get up @ 5:30 to catch a plane but he kept on talkin') and he told me that he would e-mail you a copy of the photo I was talking about.
Let me know if the weasel
, er, Jimmy
sends it and I'll identify the people in it for you
From top center, counter-clockwise: Rodney
(half-hidden), the piano
who's name I forget (back to camera), B. J. Thomas
, the late Nick de
sound and light man at the time)
[mo' from Rockin' Rodney
,"Nick De Noia
wasn't really a sound and light guy but a choreographer who later married Jennifer O'Neal
and founded "The Chippendales"
He was shot to death under mysterious circumstances."], unidentified guy in white tee shirt,
, and Charlie Silva
at the drums. I took the photo so am
not in it.
I will send these photos to Rodney
, who is currently sleazing around in
pretending to work for a living.
I have a number of photos of the early Allmans
, various bass players & myself in '66 - '67
, plus recordings never heard before by anyone but my family...a live performance in Nashville (several sets)
mainly made up of cover tunes by artists from Little Anthony
to The Yardbirds
...also have some early four (4) track "first" studio recordings...think this material would be of interest to anyone?
I'm gonna try and contact Gregg
, since he and I are the only two remaining living members of this time period, to see if he would like to help me on this...I don't think that he remembers that this stuff exists. This is Duane
at their best during the "cover material touring club circuit!"
Addendum: There have been several albums released in the past years that I played drums on with Duane
but each one credits another drummer...I want to get the record straight for my sons!! How does this stuff happen?
I played on several tunes on the "Dreams"
, but someone else was credited....same with the "Early Allmans"
Can you help me get the record straight...not for me as so much for my sons?
I don't need anyone to approve or give license to this collection of material that I have, but would love to talk to anyone that might be interested in adding an addition to the project...I just wanted to know from your contacts if all these old pics and tapes would be appealing to an audience that might enjoy seeing these images and hearing these historic recordings. Gregg
can be involved or not...I love him to death & would love for him to be included in this project, but he's had the opportunity to get with me on this for years & I haven't heard a word from him.!. Relay to him that I'm still here with a wealth of Allman Joy
material. I know that he loves his brother, Duane
, and I would hope that he would like to share The Allman Joys
early performances with all those that love Gregg
performances in the 1960's. Gregg and I can do it together, or I'll continue on my own. WE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER!Bill Connell
> Bill, > >Randy Poe
here. I think the people you might want to talk to are Kirk West
and Bert Holman
- along with Gregg
, of course, if he's reachable. (Gregg
just fired his business manager a couple of weeks ago. Until then, he would've been the perfect person to talk to.) I can hook you up with Kirk and/or Bert.